Aviation: Diversity in Death

There was small comfort for air travelers in four Civil Aeronautics Board crash reports issued last week. They seemed mostly to indicate the diversity of ways in which people can be killed while flying. The CAB findings:

≫ An Eastern Air Lines Electra crash on Oct. 4, 1960, just after take-off from Boston's Logan International Airport (62 dead, 10 survivors), was probably caused by starlings sucked into three of the aircraft's four Allison turboprop engines. The birds' bodies clogged the turbines so that power was insufficient to keep the Electra airborne. Two...

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